The Chess Variant Pages

This page is written by the game's inventor, Ted Larson Freeman.

Enter Your Reply

The Comment You're Replying To
Ted Larson Freeman wrote on 2021-08-29 UTC

(Note: I have edited my answer below to improve the example.)

You make an excellent point, H.G. I will adjust the rule for threefold repetition to state that the positions are only considered equivalent if the entire state of the game is the same (e.g. if a position occurs half-way through a two move turn for Black and the same position is repeated later at the start of a turn for Black, those two positions would not be considered equivalent).

Your second point is thought provoking. The existence of the threefold repetition rule in international chess does provide a target for a player who is behind to still achieve a draw. My goal with Two Move Chess is to alter the game as little as possible while eliminating (or at least reducing) White's first move advantage, so I think we need to keep the rule.



Edit Form

Comment on the page Two Move Chess

Quick Markdown Guide

By default, new comments may be entered as Markdown, simple markup syntax designed to be readable and not look like markup. Comments stored as Markdown will be converted to HTML by Parsedown before displaying them. This follows the Github Flavored Markdown Spec with support for Markdown Extra. For a good overview of Markdown in general, check out the Markdown Guide. Here is a quick comparison of some commonly used Markdown with the rendered result:

Top level header: <H1>

Block quote

Second paragraph in block quote

First Paragraph of response. Italics, bold, and bold italics.

Second Paragraph after blank line. Here is some HTML code mixed in with the Markdown, and here is the same <U>HTML code</U> enclosed by backticks.

Secondary Header: <H2>

  • Unordered list item
  • Second unordered list item
  • New unordered list
    • Nested list item

Third Level header <H3>

  1. An ordered list item.
  2. A second ordered list item with the same number.
  3. A third ordered list item.

Alt text for a graphic image

A definition list
A list of terms, each with one or more definitions following it.
An HTML construct using the tags <DL>, <DT> and <DD>.
A term
Its definition after a colon.
A second definition.
A third definition.
Another term following a blank line
The definition of that term.